Refrigerator Service and Repair
A refrigerator is a large container which is kept cool inside, usually by electricity, so that the food and drink in it stays fresh. It is a kitchen appliance where you can store your perishable food at a cool temperature. You should store your milk and meat in the refrigerator to keep them from spoiling.
Type of Refrigerators
Single Door Refrigerator
The Single Door Refrigerators are the ones with small capacity and suitable for individuals or for small families.
Capacity of Single Door Refrigerators
A Single Door Refrigerator is the one with a smaller capacity ranging from 50L to 250L and is usually the basic kinds of Refrigerators. There is a small freezer in the fridge which at times may require manual defrosting. A Single Door Refrigerator is the very basic kind of refrigerator featuring a single door with a capacity of up to 250 litres. Single door refrigerators can also come in the shape of a small refrigerator like a mini fridge or a portable fridge that can easily be carried in a car.
Double Door Refrigerator
Double door refrigerators are one of the best refrigerators for large families. There are two doors, one door as the main door and other one is freezer. So that you can open freezer without opening the main door. A double-door fridge has more space and is therefore aimed at households with four members.
Capacity of Double Door Refrigerators
The double door fridge freezer compartment can be used for making ice creams and ice cubes to serve with drinks. The capacity of these fridges starts at 240 litres, and you have the choice to choose up to 674 litres. Double-door refrigerators usually come with a capacity of 235-415 litres.
The refrigerant gas is a chemical gas which has extremely low evaporation points and is condensed under pressure for chilling the surrounding air. These gases undergo repetitive evaporation and condensation process and as a result, all its heat is pulled out and the temperature inside the unit is chilled out.
In the 20th century, fluorocarbons especially the chlorofluorocarbons were used very commonly in the refrigerator. But with time, they became phased out mainly because of their ozone depletion effects.
Never. The gas stays in the refrigerator life-long. It only leaks out if you puncture the icebox with a knife or sharp object when you try to remove ice. If you are patient and let the thing defrost by itself, you won't damage the evaporator and the gas will stay inside forever. It is the way that you save your refrigerator gas long-lasting.
This gas was common in the older fridge but was ozone-depleting and thus is being phased out. It is not seen in any modern refrigerator.
This gas can be seen in the present time refrigerator. Though, this gas is ozone-friendly but it is a potent greenhouse gas and thus will be phased out soon. However, it is the preferred choice of the current situation.
This gas is used as a replacement for R22 gas as it is non-ozone depleting. It is one of the trending gases used in the refrigerator and can also be found in many repaired refrigerators which were earlier running on R22 gas.
It is a flammable gas and is used commonly in small modern fridges.
It is one of the commonly used refrigerant gases which you can find in almost all the present time refrigerators. This gas is condensed effectively so that it can cool down the surroundings of the machine without causing the problem of ozone depletion.
This is yet another gas which is used in the refrigerators in the present days. It is used as a pressurized liquid which expands as gas for absorbing the heat and cooling the temperature within the fridge. The heated gas is again passed through the compressor for removing heat after which it is yet again pressurized to be used as a liquid.
It is a popular insulator which is used as internal padding in a refrigerator for keeping the heat out from the machine. As its advantage, it is less costly and also acts as an effective barrier between the surrounding heat and refrigerator inside.
It is very easy and handy to clean this insulator which makes it a preferred choice to be used. The 19th century marked the use of Acrylonitrile which can still be seen.
- Defrost your freezer (or the freezer compartment of your fridge) at least once a year or more often if ice builds up.
- In fact, just 2 mm of ice means the appliance consumes 10% more energy.
- Regularly dust the radiator located on the back of your appliance.
- Repair the door seals if they no longer close correctly (or replace the appliance if this is too expensive).
- If you will be away from home for an extended period of time, empty your appliance completely, clean it with a special disinfectant, then turn it off or unplug it and leave the door open.
- Protect Your Fridge From High Heat Sources.
Safe refrigerator tips
- Store raw meat, poultry and seafood on the bottom shelf of the refrigerator in pans.
- Check refrigerator temperature often, daily or at least once a week
- Refrigerate prepared food and leftovers within 2 hours of cooking
- Divide leftovers into small, shallow containers for quick cooling in the refrigerator
- Don't overload the refrigerator. Cool air must circulate to keep food safe